Broadcast Encryption with Guessing Secrecy
- Y. Watanabe
- ICITS 2017
- LNCS 10681
Perfect secrecy, which is a fundamental security notion introduced by Shannon, guarantees that no information on plaintexts is leaked from corresponding ciphertexts in the information-theoretic sense. Although it captures the strongest security, it is well-known that the secret-key size must be equal or larger than the plaintext-size to achieve perfect secrecy. Furthermore, probability distribution on secret keys must be uniform. Alimomeni and Safavi-Naini (ICITS 2012) proposed a new security notion, called guessing secrecy, to relax the above two restrictions, and showed that unlike perfect secrecy, even non-uniform keys can be used for providing guessing secrecy. Iwamoto and Shikata (ISIT 2015) showed secure concrete constructions of a symmetric-key encryption scheme with non-uniform keys in the guessing secrecy framework. In this work, we extend their results to the broadcast encryption setting. We first define guessing secrecy of broadcast encryption, and show relationships among several guessing-secrecy notions and perfect secrecy. We derive lower bounds on secret keys, and show the Fiat-Naor one-bit construction with non-uniform keys is also secure in the sense of guessing secrecy.